Sunday, June 12, 2016
Growing Green and more Green.......Corn.
The corn in the field was planted early this spring and survived cold temperatures without a problem. This is a 13 acre field that is rented by the same farmer from all these years past. Our neighbor lady owns the land as her property across from out street was a part of the farm. The tornado of a few years past removed all of the barns and sheds out back of the house. She has new garage standing there now.
In the fall, the young boy drives a chisel disk over the field trying to turn the old stalks under the top layer of soil. Sometimes they do it for two rounds but in order to save money they did it just once. It looked like it had done a good enough job with one round. There of course is always some evidence of the old that never seems to get turned under into the soil. The dead stalks shows what the roots look like as the corn stalks roots down.
I am thinking the caretaker of our neighbors grass along the field must have sprayed something on the grass. Whatever chemical that it was, I can see the first row of corn is yellow all along the way.
I can see the yellow corn row better in this shot. I like taking the photo of the corn rows as it curves around the bend.
Closing down this theme of green growing plants I will share the picture of apples on the one other apple tree in the orchard. The apples are few in number but that should make the apples that I have grow larger. This variety is a red striped apple which cooks up for good pies.
One more day of heat to come today. We are not getting use to it. We are in survival mode though. I still believe we will see a good thunderstorm as a result of all the hot weather. I wish you all a good Sunday day. Thanks for stopping by today.